Chess News

Magnus Carlsen retained his World Championship title in Sochi, Russia, with a dramatic victory in round 11 against challenger Vishy Anand.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:38 am
13-year-old Sam Sevian became the youngest American Grandmaster in history at the GM Norm Invitational at the STL Chess Club, beating Ray Robson's record, previously held by Nakamura and Fischer!
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:12 am
Today in the World Championship, challenger Vishy Anand had an edge in a Grunfeld endgame, but Carlsen held the draw, and is now just one point away from retaining his title.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 9:07 am
The United States’ super Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will square off against GM Levon Aronian, the World No. 4, in the Showdown in Saint Louis, a five-round contest for the lion’s share of a $100,000 purse.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 4:50 pm
The World Championship is slowing down at the homestretch as Magnus Carlsen was sleepy in game eight while game nine was a 20-move draw by repetition. Anand has three rounds to catch up!
Posted: November 20, 2014, 4:29 pm
Find details on a Schein-Friedman online auction featuring lessons with super-GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura, who will face each other in a match later this week in Saint Louis.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 8:51 pm
Kostya Kavutskiy writes about the long road to his first IM norm, which he earned at the SPICE Cup last month in Saint Louis.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 12:01 pm
In the summer of 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame present an exhibition exploring the history of chess during World War II. We are seeking material related to the effect of war on the world of chess.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 10:20 pm
Today, Carlsen pressed hard but challenger Anand held strong in a marathon 122-move draw. Round 8 was also a solid draw with Carlsen playing Black, bringing the match score to 4.5-3.5.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 1:45 pm
Alice Dong, a 2044-rated sixteen year old junior at Princeton (NJ) High School, organized an all-girls chess camp to motivate more girls to stick with the game.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:36 am

Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am
The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:00 am

“The World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand that was held in Sochi should dispel any doubts that Russia is capable of hosting major international sport events” – President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov said in an interview with ITAR-TASS correspondent Andrei Kartashov. The World Chess Championship Match ended on Sunday with Norwegian Magnus Carlsen [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 24, 2014, 8:25 pm
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: November 24, 2014, 8:10 pm
Top Italian chess Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana visited the Italian Olympic Sport Committee (CONI) in Roma, where he met CONI President Mr Giovanni Malagò. Also present in the meeting were Fabiano’s parents, Santina and Luigi, CONI General Secretary Mr Roberto Fabbricini, and the President of the Italian Chess Federation Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli. The topic of the [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 24, 2014, 7:01 pm
The 8th International Chess Trophy Mohammed SEKKAT 2014 was organized on 17-21st November 2014 in Marakesh, the fourth largest city of Morocco. The event was organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Chess Foundation SEKKAT under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The tournament was played  in a 9-round Swiss format [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
The 28th Belgrade Trophy 2014 is taking place from 24th November to 2nd December 2014 at the Centar Balasevic Hotel***** in Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament is organized by the Serbian Chess Federation and supported by the Parliament of Belgrade City in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format with the prize fund in the amount of 6.000 €. [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 24, 2014, 6:28 pm
The 74th Italian Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place from 22nd November to 5th December 2014 at the Presso l’Hotel “Villa Rota Resort” in Boscotrecase, a commune (municipality) in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament, including most of the best Italian chess players: 2012 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:27 pm
The 8th Kings Tournament Romgaz 2014 is taking place on 21-26th November in Medias, the second largest city in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. The Olympic Champions 2014 – the Chinese team – will visit Romania and play 4 matches against the Romanian Olympic team in a Scheveningen system (each player of one team plays each [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 24, 2014, 12:08 pm
Final score 6,5 - 4,5
Author: chessdom
Posted: November 24, 2014, 11:55 am
The GM Zaw Win Lay Memorial Myanmar International Open Chess Championships 2014 started today with a short opening ceremony officiated by the Myanmar Deputy Minister of Sports. Held in Yangon at the Central Hotel on Bogyoke Aung San Road, the heart of the city’s shopping district from 23-30 November 2014, the tournament which is being [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 24, 2014, 11:54 am
Two FIDE Seminars for International Organizers were held on November 1-3, 2014 in Vladivostok, Russia and November 8-10, 2014 in Belgorod, Russia. Seminars were organized by the FIDE Event’s Commission (EVE). The Lecturer in both Seminars was the IO Alexander Kostyev, ISCU President. Technical Organizer was NA Tsintsadze Vyacheslav in Vladivostok and IA Ivanov Alexander [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 24, 2014, 11:32 am

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